Episode 218 – Philosophy of Freedom: The Magna Carta

02/18/2012

In this age of the destruction of our long tradition of western jurisprudence, it is a document that everyone has heard of but very few have read. The Magna Carta was written nearly 800 years ago, yet still has a profound influence on our thinking about law and government. Join us today on The Corbett Report as we rediscover the tradition of liberties and freedoms affirmed in this ancient agreement.

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Documentation

90 days detention for suspected terrorists
Time Reference: 03:33

 

Indiana Supreme Court Dispenses With Magna Carta, Constitution
Time Reference: 04:06

 

Paul Wolf: ‘Obama contradicts laws with promises’
Time Reference: 04:34

 

The (embarrassingly inaccurately named) 60 Second Civics Podcast
Time Reference: 08:35

 

Text of the Magna Carta online
Time Reference: 13:52

 

(Overly dramatic) Reading of the Magna Carta
Time Reference: 14:27

 

Prof Nicholas Vincent on the history of the Magna Carta
Time Reference: 18:10

 

Andrew Roberts on the Magna Carta and its relevance to American freedoms
Time Reference: 41:08

 

John Robson on the Magna Carta and the tradition of freedom
Time Reference: 55:55
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